Written by DB
At the VAC/SMR fixture(1st) at Twickenham,Chuck Isetts won his 100 in 13.9;Mike May ran a season's best over 200(26.9);David Barrington posted a PW over 100 of 16.0.
Our six Surrey selections for the Under 17 InterCounty at Copthall(5th) acquitted themselves well,though the wind appears to have been a dominant factor,not least in the sprints where adverse readings towards 4mps against were recorded. Of the Women,Roseanne Mackay's 2nd Club U17 Triple Jump record at 10.81(3A) stood out,as did Mary Iheke's 25.6 200(2A) and 300A victory in 40.2. Harriet Lester was 6th in her 80Hdls(13.5) and also grabbed 3rd in the LJB at 4.82. Of the Men,Tom Parry ran 14.9(4A) into a 3.9 headwind;Gordon Lester was 3A in the vault(3.60) and William Trimble placed 6A in the Javelin(46.95). Full results on the Surrey site - www.surreyathletics.org.uk
As the summer league season ekes out its last burning embers,the search for individual competition,either representative(if lucky) or open meetings,lights up - At Bedford(5th),despite his strenuous exertions in the cause at the Derby BAL the day afore,James Heptonstall reached 6.64 in a AAA LJ comp; at Woking(8th),Dominique Blaize clocked 25.10(2nd) over 200 in a mixed M&W race,Liz Richardson took her 2007 best for 800 down to 2.52.19 and U13 Matthew Broderick equalled his 2007 bests at 100 & Long Jump;at Watford(8th),Daniel Campbell won his 100(12.06) but managed to choose the race that evening with the most adverse wind(-2.5).
Keep those reports coming in to DB - Open meets are the least well-reported in the Press.
On the 11th,John Atkins was 66th(33.06) in the WCTT whilst Dave Gibbons took 246th at the BPTT(27.03).
Throwing in the LEAP(really!!) meeting at Loughborough(11th),Felix Hatton was 4th(JT) with 65.51.
At the EA National U17 Champs.,at Sheffield's Don Valley,Lucy Jones continued to show progress over 80m Hurdles,clocking a PB 12.32. She was run out of the progression,but,with her 2nd year to come in 2008,looks likely to become one of the better exponents in the UK(shades of Claire St John).
Adam Bellis(11.58/23.03/50.31) & Mike Mason(12.42/25.90/55.55) sprinted at London Inter Club Challenge at Haringey(11th).
Four K&P athletes were able to take up their invites to represent Surrey at the Senior Inter-County at Portsmouth(12th) - Felix Hatton won the Javelin at 62.87;David Cook was 2A at LJ(6.89);Liz Davidson placed 4A in the Triple Jump(11.40) & Camilla Thrush was 2B in the Discus(33.07).
At the Trail Runs(18th),Dave Gibbons ran 27.07(232nd) & Maurice Joyce 34.59(329th) in Bushy Park;and John Atkins placed 65th(33.00) on Wimbledon Common.
At the Horsham Open(19th),U11 Joe Noakes made his K&P debut(75/600 12.7/2.14.8);sister Claudia was just outside her PV best at 2.30 plus 11.9/3.82 at 75/LJ;whilst SW Liz Davidson took the TJ at 11.13.
At the marvellously-entitled Woodie's DIY Masters Championships of Ireland at Tullamore,Co Offaly(18th),Pat Logan,reviving his Irish ancestry and representing Dundrum South Dublin Harriers,raced to victory in the M45 100/200(11.86 Irish M45 record/25.00).
Though that 70m JT throw continues to elude him,Felix Hatton took 3rd in the UK Challenge at Crystal Palace(25th) with 66.78.
At nearby Tooting in the sprints at the HHH Open(25th),Adam Bellis posted 2 season's bests(22.98/50.11+11.64);Maris Kuklis ran 23.90/52.06;Mike Mason 12.23/54.74SB;Jason Bernard 23.91 at 200 and our only female entrant,Claudia Noakes,cleared 2.30 in the vault.
Time Triallers(25th) - BPTT: 98 Julie Garner 21.29;142 Susanne Dietrich 22.45;355 Maurice Joyce 33.50.
Results from the VAC Champs at Kingsmeadow(26th) are now on the VAC site(www.vetsac.org.uk).Pat Logan(M45 100/200 12.1/24.2),Chuck Isetts(M65 100/200 14.0/29.2),Nicky Atkins(W40 5000 22.10.3),Alison Jones(W45 5000 21.46.7) & Camilla Thrush(in quadruplicate 10.64/31.03(CBP)/37.60/25.90) all triumphed. Mike May(13.7/27.9) & Cashel Riordan(2KWalk 22.37.3) were also there or thereabouts .Camilla,Mike & Chuck are Riccione-bound for the World Masters in September - watch this space.
At the U15/U20 Inter County at Copthall(26th),Chris Hall (U20) took 6th in the LJ (6.29),with Emily McIlwain 7th in the U15G HJ at 1.50.
In Woerden in the Netherlands,Dominique Blaize returned to multi-events competition,placing 12th in her Heptathlon with 5033 pts(100H 14.60/HJ 1.76/SP 11.95/200 24.77/LJ 5.75/JT 35.02PB(she could sell that to Kelly!)/800 slowish. A fine return after 2 months lay-off,with that 800 still offering no favours.
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